Let’s take a second to imagine what a world without birth control would look like.
Attacks on basic reproductive access in this country show a widespread disregard for women—and they have reckless consequences for society.
I am privileged to help my patients plan their pregnancies and their lives to whatever they can dream up. But I have found that simply promoting contraception does not address the complex role it has in our lives, and unfortunately that can be coercive.
Peer-to-peer marketing is nothing new, but Instagram has digitized, personalized and helped initiate conversations on a larger scale. It’s also become an increasingly popular place for new, convenient ways of accessing birth control to spread awareness.
Making birth control pills available over-the-counter would be a tremendous first step towards a future where all young people, regardless of their circumstances, have access to the care they need.
Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments in a case challenging the Trump administration’s broad exemption for employers from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandates. Trump’s rules allow any employer to gain an exemption to federally required coverage of birth control in employee health insurance plans by claiming that contraception violates their […]
This is the truth about birth control: It’s popular, it’s a fundamental part of women’s lives and the majority of people in the U.S. consider it a fundamental part of women’s health care. But much work remains in guaranteeing equal access to the pill.
Today marks the 59th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of the pill—and too many barriers remain in place for women to get their hands on them.
It is important to remember that we all stand on the shoulders of the women who came before us and who fought for our reproductive freedoms. But the progress they made is ongoing—and we must continue their fight.
Convenience can only be considered trivial in matters of contraception if the realities of women’s lives are considered trivial, too.